Are Jews allowed to have blood transfusions?
Yes, it's permitted in Judaism. Jehovah's Witnesses, a denomination of Christianity, is the only major religious group that objects to blood transfusions.
Witnesses are not allowed to have transfusions of whole blood, red cells, white cells, plasma or platelets. Transfusions of any of the component parts of these are allowed. Witnesses are not allowed to donate their own blood for storage for later use. For informative videos and articles on the subject, go to link below
The Watchtower teaches that all of the components that make up blood plasma are acceptable then why are whole blood transfusions not acceptable?
Because the bible says in Act 15 ''to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols and from blood'' The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, as the representative of the 'faithful and discreet slave', have determined, based on their current understanding of Acts 15, that Witnesses are not allowed transfusions of whole blood, red cells, white cells, plasma or platelets. They are allowed transfusions of all of the component parts of these components. The Watchtower 15/2/2009…
Chemotherapy, radiation and some diseases such as aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) can cause unsafe low levels of blood cells. Using donated blood, transfusions are a way to temporarily increase the number of blood cells. There are different types of blood transfusions to match the types of blood cells a patient may need. Many patients get blood transfusions after a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. These could be transfusions of red blood cells…
Most patients who have a major surgical procedure, will have a blood transfusion to replace any blood loss during their surgery. Blood transfusions are used for patients whom have experienced serious injuries from car crashes or natural disasters. Individuals with an illness that causes anemia, such as leukemia or kidney disease will often be the recipients of blood transfusions.
Very effective - Most transfusions are done to replace blood lost during operations or accidents etc. The purpose is to restore the patients blood pressure back to normal levels once the reason for the loss has been addressed. Many transfusions to restore blood pressure are done with plasma rather than 'whole blood'.
Yes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) accept blood transfusions and any other modern medical procedures. Medical treatment choices are made by the individual patient, not the Church. Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept blood transfusions.
Sure they can. Witnesses want the best in medical management. They only refuse transfusions of whole blood or the four main components of blood because blood is sacred. There are alternatives to blood transfusions which are better and safer. Interestingly, Jehovah's Witnesses request for non blood medical management has led to the gold standard in medicine now. the US govt has now earmarked millions of dollars for its military doctors to be trained in bloodless…
No. Blood transfusions are not an acceptable medical treatment for anyone who is a JW. One can receive treatments and surgery that are blood free and perfectly safe. == Blood transfusions for Jehovah's Witnesses are now down to personal conscience, but they are widely discouraged. But ultimately this doctine has been taken completely out of context, and other teachings of God are being ignored.
Which group does not allow blood transfusions because they believe that taking blood into the body is morally wrong?
The group is know as "Jehovah's Witnesses". They believe that receiving blood transfusions are the same as drinking blood, which is stickily forbidden in the old testament law and repeated in the new testament book of Acts where Gentile believers were to "they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication." The problem comes down to whither or not transfusions are drinking blood or not.
The Dominicans are a Catholic religious order. The Catholic church takes no position against Blood transfusions as a normal medical practice. The Jehovah"s Witnesses and Christian Science ( two separate faiths) are OPPOSED to blood transfusions- and a good deal else! I have never even seen questions about Blood Transfusions in any Catholic religious q and a columns- including those on the internet such as Catholic Answers. no red light. Pun intended) on the cross…